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Shannon Blueway Named Ireland's Best Tourism Initiative

30th January 2015
Shannon Blueway wins Best Tourism Initiative
From left: Eamon McMorrow of Waterways Ireland, Cllr Sean McGowan of Leitrim CoCo, Joe Gilmore of Knock Airport, Norma Herron of Waterways Ireland, Leitrim CoCo cathoirleach Paddy O'Rourke and chief executive Frank Curran, and LAMA chair Cllr Mags Murray at the presentation of the Best Tourism Initiative category in the 2015 Community and Council Awards Paul Sherwood
Shannon Blueway Named Ireland's Best Tourism Initiative

#InlandWaters - The Shannon Blueway has won the Best Tourism Initiative category of the 2015 Community and Council Awards presented by LAMA in association with IPB.

Waterways Ireland – which have led the development of the Shannon Blueway – attended the ceremony represented by Norma Herron, with Leitrim County Council cathoirleach Paddy O'Rourke and chief executive Frank Curran.

The Shannon Blueway is a multi-activity trail running alongside water, linking walking, cycling, canoeing, paddle-boarding, angling and cruising with local towns and villages.

Launched in October 2014, thousands of walkers, paddlers and cyclists have already enjoyed this first section of the trail from Drumshanbo to Carrick-on-Shannon, including 16.5km of canoe trail and 10km of approved walking route.

And the route is already growing, with new sections to be opened later this year on the Camlin River.

The Shannon Blueway is being delivered in partnership with the National Trails Office, Canoeing Union, Leitrim County Council and Leitrim Tourism and is being marketed under the Blueways Ireland banner on the web, Facebook and Twitter.

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